The New North
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RSA KeynoteIn 2050, Northern countries – notably Canada, Russia and Scandinavia – will rise at the expense of southern ones. Patterns of human migration will be dramatically altered – and where we are born will be crucial. But, argues UCLA Professor Laurence Smith, humans are adaptable: and there will be gains as a new world takes shape.
Laurence Smith visits the RSA to explore the four forces that are changing the world – climate change, rising population, globalisation and resource depletion – and attempts to predict how they will shape the world between now and 2050.
Speaker: Laurence Smith, professor and vice-chairman of geography and professor of earth and space sciences at the University of California.
Chair: David Shukman, BBC environment & science correspondent
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